To support Thematic studies focusing on Warfare and British Society, Anglia has created a range of tours exploring the relationship between war and society and the changing nature and experience of warfare itself. This 2-day battlefield tour will look at issues such as tactics, weaponry, communications and the morality of warfare as they changed through the twentieth century.

Beginning on the Ypres Salient with an examination of how trench warfare developed on the Western Front, paying particular attention to the weapons available to the British Army at the time, students will see how warfare developed after 1914 as well as having the opportunity to attend the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.

The second day begins on the ground held by the British Army in 1940, examining the difference in preparations for this war and how Blitzkrieg theory, born in the final months of the Great War, shaped the conflict that would follow.

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS5 students.

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Curricular Links

Curricular Links

GCSE

  • Pearson Edexcel Thematic Study: Warfare and British society, c1250–present
  • OCR Thematic study: War and British Society c.790 to c.2010
  • WJEC EDQUAS Thematic study: The Development of Warfare in Britain, c.500 to the present day

IGCSE

  • Pearson Edexcel
    • Breadth Study: The changing nature of warfare and international conflict, 1919–2011
    • Themes in breadth with aspects in depth: The changing nature of warfare, 1859–1991: perception and reality
  • Pearson Edexcel Themes in breadth: The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918
  • OCR Thematic Study: The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792–1945

Key Themes

Key Themes

• The nature of trench warfare
• Life in the trenches
• The uniform, equipment and weapons of a British Tommy
• The ethos of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
• The theory and practice of Blitzkrieg
• The use of new weapons and tactics
• Changes in communication on the battlefield

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Ypres
  • Bayernwald Trenches
  • Tyne Cot
  • Menin Gate
  • Cassel
  • Peckel Bunker
  • Bray Dunes
  • Dunkirk

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Dedicated admin support throughout
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • Pre-tour presentation
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit

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